Canon PowerShot SX 720 HS
Family vacations, parties, and special moments - the PowerShot SX720 HS camera is ready for it all. Its fantastically versatile 40x Optical Zoom (24-960mm) means you can capture close-up portraits of your family, landmarks in the distance and virtually everything in between. While you're away, keep those at home updated on your travels by sharing your shots with the PowerShot SX720 HS's built-in Wi-Fi®* and NFC** connectivity. Your memories are precious, so whether you're snapping a picture of the sunset, capturing fun outings with friends or shooting a home movie to treasure for a lifetime, a 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor combine to bring you stunning images and spectacular 1080p Full HD video. At the end of each day, you can enjoy your Story Highlights as the PowerShot SX720 HS automatically compiles your images and video into a mini-highlight reel complete with music and effects. All these features and more are beautifully packaged in a slim design, resulting in a camera ideal for travelers, families and anyone who wants to capture the important moments in life.
Image Capture Device
20.3 Megapixel*, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Approx. 20.3 Megapixels
4.3 (W) - 172.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-960mm)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6 ft. (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 0.4 in. (1.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6 ft. (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
Approx. 922,000 dots
Aperture and Shutter
f/3.3 (W), f/6.9 (T)
1 - 1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (in Tv and M Modes)
Auto, ISO 80-3200
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
1.6-13.0 ft. (W), 6.6 ft. (T)50.0cm - 4.0m (W), 2.0m (T)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3 increments
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Sports, Portrait, Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Standard (Movie), Short Clip, iFrame Movie
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom
Built-in Wi-Fi™ and NFC
Normal Continuous Shooting in Auto/P modes: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec.
Continuous Shooting AF in P mode: Approx. 4.6 shots/sec.
Continuous Shooting LV in P mode: Approx. 4.6 shots/sec.
* Under lighting conditions where flash does not fire automatically.
* Excluding RAW and RAW+JPEG.
* Until memory card becomes full.
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG
Video: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio data: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
Approx. Number of Shots Recordable to 16GB Memory Card
Note: SF=Superfine, F=Fine
Time of Recordable Movies
Total Movie Time Recordable to Memory Card• The values in the table are based on Canon measurement conditions and may change depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings.
• After Low-level formatting.*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low-Speed Class is used.
Playback Modes File
Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, List/Play Digest Movies, Story Highlights, Print, Protect, Favorites, Erase, Slideshow, Rotate, Album Playback, Play Creative Shot Movies, Short Clip Mix, i-Contrast, Resize, Cropping, Red-Eye Correction, My Colors, Face ID Info, Photobook Set-up, Image Transition Effect, Index Effect, Scroll Display, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume
HDMI (Type D)
Hi-Speed USB (Micro); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-13L
Approx. 250 Shots
Approx. 355 Shots in ECO Mode
Video Recording Time: Approx. 50 min.
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.32 x 2.51 x 1.41 in. / 109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7mm
.52 oz. / 270g (CIPA standard)
8.64 oz. / 245g (Body only)Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese).
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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